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– The first of Mazda’s next-generation products to blend SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY with KODO design –
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that its new compact crossover SUV will be called the Mazda CX-5. It is the production model derived from the Mazda MINAGI concept car, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show* in March this year and will be shown at the New York International Auto Show that opens on April 20, 2011. The CX-5 will be the first production vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ as debuted on the Mazda SHINARI concept car, as well as the full range of breakthrough SKYACTIV technologies, including engines, transmissions, body and chassis. The CX-5 will join Mazda’s global line-up in 2012. Continue reading “Mazda Announces New Compact SUV Will be Mazda CX-5”
By Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing (Insideline.com)
Flirting with the rev limiter at the top of 4th gear, a faint brush of brakes is required as we hurtle into the left-hand kink at the end of the long front straightaway. The optimum turn-in point isn’t entirely clear because our view of the exit curbing is blocked by the pavement itself as it rises and falls slightly between here and there.
And that’s just Turn One. Four or five other corners here at Thunderhill Raceway are similarly obscured by the track designer’s strategic exploitation of the gently rolling terrain found here in the foothills west of Willows, California.